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Future of Lighthouse hangs in balance as decision looms

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Board members of Scotland’s centre for architecture, the Lighthouse, will tonight discuss its future amid rumours that the centre will shut.

The centre, which is run as a charitable trust, has debts totalling £220,000, despite a local authority giving it a £250,000 cash injection last year.

A spokeswoman for the Lighthouse said: “A process looking at how the whole operation is run has been ongoing for about six weeks now, and a decision is due to be announced later this week.”

But according to reports in The Scotsman the centre, which employs 57 people, will not receive any more public funding because of concerns over its financial management.

The Lighthouse, which opened in 1999 for Glasgow’s City of Architecture celebrations in an A-listed Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed building, acts as a centre for Scotland’s design community.

 

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  • Readers might wish to look and comment on 'The Lighthouse—Renewed' http:lighthouserenewed.ning.com

    A blog set up to see whether the Design, Architecture and Art communities come up with a range of constructive suggestions for the future of the Lighthouse.

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